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on fox news using some scary language to talk about guns. >> we are all obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about these gangs that are ruining neighborhoods. we need a federal task force, if it takes 500 agents, 1,000 agents, go into chicago. >> now chicago is the taliban, right? this feels like fear. >> it's an interesting thing. actually, i wouldn't be surprised if a lot of low income residents agreed with that. look, we want more law enforcement, we want this to be treated as a national emergency. maybe not with the same language. put 1,000 agents on the street of chicago, a lot of people might be in favor of that. >> weren't they away from the international treaty like that. you have to realize when he's talking, this is a guy whose main directive is to make more gun sales. slate had an article 300 million guns, shotguns for sporting. there's a diminishing return of sales there. now the big market is in the sort of vicarious fake military guy. that is where the market is growing. people buying assault weapons like ar-15s to pretend they are in the military and doing fa
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was killed when the bomber blew him up in ankara yesterday, a journalist was injured. >>> taliban militants are claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on an army base in northwest pakistan. authorities say at least six soldiers and a dozen militants were killed. tenancivillians also died when one of the militants went into a nearby house and blew himself up. >>> the obama administration is offering a compromise to faith-based groups on birth control. it's proposing revised guidelines that would allow them to opt out of federal requirements that they provide their employees with health insurance coverage for contraceptives under the new health care reform law. women who work for faith-affiliated hospitals, universities, and other institutions could still receive contraceptives through separate health policies at no charge. >>> robert menendez is facing an ethics probe about whether he accepted improper gifts from a prominent donor. he acknowledges he flew on the man's private plane several times through the dominican republic, but insists the trips were paid for appropriately. he's also
are obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be but what about the gangs that are ruining neighborhoods? we need a federal task force if it takes 500 agents, if it takes 1,000 agents, go into chicago. i know holder doesn't want to do it, i gnome rahm -- i know rahm emanuel doesn't want to. he said they are guppies and cannot be concerned with drug dealers with drugs. every gang member on the street of chicago starting tomorrow morning, pick them up, we have federal law to get them off the street and put them in prison and that would cut crime and we are thought doing that. >>chris: that is a legitimate people and would not have saved the people in colorado or newtown, or in oregon. now, the questions of rights the big victory for the n.r.a. the court affirmed the 2nd amendment, but here is justice scalia writing in the majority opinion. the second amendment conferred a right to keep and bear arms but it was not unlimited. scalia talks in the majority decision about what kinds of weapons people can buy, who can buy them, where they can be carried. the right is not unlimited, sir. >>guest: we
was part of a sting operation. he was a taliban supporter. >>> wondering where your tax refund is? the i.r.s. is way behind on giving people back their money. $122 billion behind. this time last year they issued 27 billion-dollar and this year, only more than 4 billion-dollar. the i.r.s. blames the fiscal cliff and late changes to the tax policy. >>> how would you like to go to college -- then have the school pay back your loan? that sounds good. that's what a small liberal arts school in michigan is doing. spring harbor school is reii am reimbursing students if they do not get a job after they graduate. they'll pay the loan until the student's income goes up or the loan repaid. i see a flaw in this. it's possible students won't be as motivated to look for a job. >> that's the greatest idea i've ever heard in my life. >> i was not expecting you to say that. >> are you kidding? i'm looking at four college tuitions. >> spring harbor. >> i love that. >> leon panetta is going to go away for a little bit. secretary of -- secretary clinton has gone away a little bit but the benghazi controvers
.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan admitting it incorrectly reported a 70% drop in taliban attack last year, officials admit there of no change in attacks. a coalition spokesman blames it on a clerical error. and insists it does not alter their basic,sesment of the war but it does under cut obama administration's argument. >> new york today marking 20 anniversary of first terrorist attack on world trade center in 1993. a moment of silence was held. the ceremony was held at 9/11 memorial where the trin towers were destroyed 8 years later. lori: the war on terror taking on a new front, a shocking report said that america's enemies are increasingly homegrown. >> reporter: 20 years since first world trade center attack, this investigative report shows the face of domestic terrorism is changing. the new generation of al qaeda operative is made in the u.s. >> future attacks will be less well organized, less complexed, less likely to succeed and more than likely to be conducted by citizens or long-term residents of the u.s. >> reporter: head investigated 171 individuals convicted of al qaeda relat
. he was among about 50 u.s. troops that came under attack by hundreds oh of taliban fighters in 2009. officials say he risked his life to lead overs to safety and recovered the bodies of fallen soldiers. >>> in today's health watch researchers are examining a new pill that may be able to slim down your waistline. it reverses obesity and diabetes. it's been used the treat canker sores in the u.s.. it was tested on mice. researchers say more study is needed. >>> a new study out today confirms what we've known for some time. americans are eating too much salt. many prepackaged foods are now getting healthier. >> arnold tries to keep salt out of his diet but facts should be apparent not easy. >> when i go in the super market i look at the package and is sodium. if the sodium is high i don't buy the food. >> packaged and restaurant foods are to blame for 80% of the salts in our diet. 21 food companies joined leaders in new york city to announce they lowered salt in their products. >> the efforts they've made to reduce salt are going to have a big impact on public health. >> most people co
no group is claiming responsibility. it is suspected the pakistani taliban is behind this attack. meantime, republicans are warning president obama not to move forward with his own immigration reform plan. they are furious the white house is drafting legislation even if lawmakers try to hammer out proposals of their own. nbc's tracie potts has more from capitol hill. >> i'm happy with the with president. he's given us the space. i'm optimistic we can get something done. >> reporter: other lawmakers here are warning president obama to back off after someone leaked a white house proposal that would immediately protect 11 million illegal immigrants and allow them to become citizens within eight years. it does not guarantee what republicans want -- border security first. >> that tells us he's looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution. >> this is the president torpedoing his plan. it shows me he's really not serious. >> reporter: the white house says its proposal is a backup plan for the group of eight democrats and republicans working behind the scenes on a compromise. >>
, you know the story, taliban gunmen shot her in the head at point blank range because she publicly advocated educating girls. listen to how well she is healing. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. >> incredible. her british doctors say malala will not need any more surgeries. >>> cheez-its and a hot wheels car, those are the items that a kidnapper requested for his 5-year-old captive. it is now one week since jimmy l dykes allegedly shot a school bus driver to death and took th this boy hostage. it is still not known one week later what the kidnapper's motive is. the alabama hostage suspect in that bunker is said to be a survivalist. and coming up tonight on "ac 360," looking at the survivalist moment, 8:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. >>> the family of mohamed ali fighting back against the rumors that he's near death. loved ones tweeted out seve
was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how does it fe
branch by triggering a bomb with a cell phone but it was an under cover fbi agent posing as a taliban agent who helped him build the explosive that didn't work. >> pass by the house and i saw a lot of police and cars, lot of things going on. >> reporter: you had no idea he lived aaron the corner? >> no. that was scary. >> reporter: he was arrested in 2011 court documents show the laid off window washer went by a muslim name and was treated for mental illnesses. if convicted on the charge he could be sentenced to life. >> all right. it's 7:10 and just a couple minutes ago we showed you the fans waiting outside at&t park. >> baseball season is here. >> looked cold. >> is it going to warm up for them? >> at least we have the sun. the sun is now up. we will see the temperatures start to creep. it'll still be a cool day but warmer than yesterday. a minor warm up in time for the weekend under dry sunny conditions giving you a a look there at that golden sun. good morning to you as we head out this morning it's a cold one. temperatures slipping back to the 30s. take a look at walnut c
. >>> and the pakistani teenager who was shot by the taliban for promoting school for girls has been released from the hospital. malala was wounded in her back and head in october. she was moved to a british hospital where she underwent multiple operations to are restore her skull and hearing. she will continue rehab in her family's new home in england. >>> that is it for me for now. we hope you come back at midnight where i will be here with our team as the worst of the blizzard hits between the 10:00, 11:00, and overnight hours. i will be up with you from midnight until 5:00 a.m. i hope you join me. in the meantime, stay right here because "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts now. wolf. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, the storm's picking up and forecasters say boston's going to get clobbered. we're going to talk with one of the country's top blizzard experts. >>> out in california, authorities say there's no panic as the manhunt continues for a suspected cop killer. you're going to hear from a man who knew him and even called him a friend at one point. >>> and mystery solve
% of their population now under afghan control and security. we've been able to diminish the taliban's capabilities. violence has gone down. we're also developing an afghan army that is increased its operational skill to provide security. so we're on the right path towards trying to give afghanistan the opportunity to govern and secure itself. >> general dempsey, very quickly, women in combat. implementing that. is there some movement on capitol hill to pass a law to make sure you don't change standards, somehow lower standards. do you think that's good legislation? >> they can legislate if they like. they don't have to do that, because -- >> you're not going to change your stance? >> we're going to make sure we have the right standards for right job to maintain the readiness of the force. my primary responsibility is the readiness of the force. there's also requirement as we open up occupational specialties to report to congress, and they would have the opportunity to ask us what we've done to standards. look, this really is about changing the paradigm from one of exclusiveness to inclusiveness to
with guns and gangs with guns, the people doing the killing. we are all obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about the gangs that are ruining neighborhoods all over the country? we need a federal ta task forc, if it takes 500 agents, a thousand agents. go into chicago. i know eric holder doesn't want to do it. he says it as cookie cutter approach. rahm emanuel sent people up on the hill when the clinton administration was there saying they are giuseppeys and they can't be concerned with drug dealers with guns. every gang member on the street of chicago starting tomorrow morning. pick them up. we have a federal law to get them off the street and put them in prison and that would cut crime and we are not doing it. >> chris: it wouldn't have saved the people in newtown or in aurora, colorado. wouldn't have saved the people in clackamas county, oregon. i want to talk about the question of rights. the heller case is the big victory for the nra in which the court affirmed the second amendment means what it saids. here s what justice scalia wrote in the majority opinion. the secon
are obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about the gangs? they are ruining neighborhoods all over the country? we need a federal task force, if it takes 500 agents, a thousand agents, go into chicago. i know, eric holder doesn't want to it. a cookie cutter approach and rahm eman nell doesn't want to do it. and he says they cannot be concerned with drug dealers with guns and every gang member on the street of chicago, starting tomorrow morning, let's pick 'em up, we have a federal law to get 'em off the street and put 'em in prison and that would cut crime and we're not doing it. >> chris: well, that is a perfectly legitimate point and, it wouldn't have saved the people in newtown or aurora, colorado or clackmas county, oregon. i want to talk about the question of rights. this heller case is the case, a victory for the nra in which the court affirmed, the second amendment, means what it says, but here's what justice salia wrote in the majority opinion: the second amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms. of course, the right was not unlimited. not unlimited. sc
everywhere. you just couldn't pick them out fast enough. >> october 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleash a torrent of withering fire upon a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. combat out post keating sat at the bottom of a valley that was both beautiful and deadly. it was one of the most valnerable bases in afghanistan. >> when you look at the manual and look in to find the definition of finding a defensible spot, this is the total opposite of it. >> the attack so fierce in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded, but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the outpost, soldiers became heroes. one in particular. >> i know that there's so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and done the same thing. >> real american hero. you can catch jake tapper's report tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks very much for watching. we'll see you again. piers morgan tonight starts now. >>> tonight, a chilling murder manifesto. the threat to bring unconventional and assim ymmetr war fare. the suspect, one of th
taliban leaders were gathering. president hamid karzai condemned the air strike. the international coalition said only that it's investigating. pope benedict the sixteenth was greeted with cheers today, at his final public mass before stepping down. the 85-year-old pontiff celebrated ash wednesday services at st. peter's basilica at the vatican, marking the start of lent. we have a report from james mates of "independent television news." >> reporter: it was not quite a rock star's welcome, but was not far short of it as thousands of pilgrims crowded into the audience hall at the vatican for pope benedict's first public appearance since announcing his resignation. as he tried to speak, he was drowned out by applause, finally managing to thank them and the wider catholic world for their sympathy and understanding. >> (translated): i have decide renounce the gift the lord gave me. i decided to do this after praying far long time and examining my conscience in front of god. >> reporter: all way dorr shippers have been queues for events in the vatican, culminating with this evening's m
about what it's like to live with the taliban? what it's like to live with al-qaeda. tearing down statues of religious icons, terrorizing women, making it unlivable for people who are trying to start a business. why don't we talk about that? instead, you want to blame the united states. i don't understand it. >> well, i've been to afghanistan many times, juan, and i'd be happy to go with you. i feel that after ten-plus years of occupation there, when we leave, the afghan people are going to be struggling themselves over who is in control of their government. we can't come in from the outside and socially engineer other people's countries. what we have to do is protect ourselves here at home. >> juan: amany at protecting ourselves by killing terrorists and doing it strategically, surgically as opposed to launching a full scale war. but you don't seem to agree. >> that's just not true. we're creating more enemies than we're killing. we're violating international law and our own constitution, including americans overseas with absolutely no judicial process. that is shameful. >> juan:
: this video was shot by the taliban on the day that army staff sergeant romesha helped repel their attack. more than 300 enemy fighters against his unit of 53 men, defending an outpost the president called tactically indensible. >> these wen were outnumbered and outgunned. >> reporter: he's recredited with retaking the outpost. but more than 20, including romesha, were injured and eight were killed. their families were here and he spoke to us about them. no doubt that your fallen comrades are going to be in that room with you. >> they'll be there, i just know it. >> reporter: he told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure, although his 18-month-old son colin nearly stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams and aspirations and hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband. they've really missed out on the 11 years i was in, and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> a well-deserved honor there. in the same battle, eight soldiers did not make it out. 22 were
soldiers battled hundreds of taliban fighters for more than 12 hours in 2009. eight americans died. romesha will be the only third living member to receive the medal of honor. >>> authorities in california are preparing for another day of searching for a suspected killer. police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on christopher dorner, an ex-police officer accused of murdering three people. officers surrounding a home improvement store yesterday after someone reported seeing dorner there. investigators believe he's targeting other lapd officers as a revenge plot after he was fired a few years ago. >> 50 lapd families that have not only security but surveillance in and around their neighborhoods. these 50 lapd families are tar fets of dorner's and likely victim. >> the lapd announced it would reopen its investigation into dorner's firing in 2008. >>> the concern in southern california even led to police adding more security at the grammy awards. several reports say officers were stationed outside the staples center, as well as across the street and checked participant cre
with the forces trying to overthrough president bashar al assad. >>> the teen activist shot by the taliban is a nominee for the nobel piece prize. malala yousufzai became an international symbol against the fight for extremism. she was shot in the head after criticizing the taliban for keeping girls out of school. malala is still in the wru.k. f medical treatment. >>> it looks like we'll have an early spring according to one famous groundhog. punxsutawney phil shuffled out of his burrow and predicted the forecast. in over a century he's predicted an early spring only 17 times. this year is one of them. organizers said it was one of the large evidence crowds in event history. >> always accurate! >> we showed it to you live here "saturday morning." >>> time to check the political stories that caught our eye this we week. let's start with chuck hagel. he was on the hot seat at the confirmation hearing to become the next defense secretary. he surely was on the defensive side it seems. listen to this. >> i don't think there was a letter that i can recall -- i don't recall the event. i don't rec
ultimately were teaming with taliban fighters, so we talked about that in a special that will air at 10:00 tonight. >>> combat outpost keating was built in 006 with so many troops and assets deployed to iraq, those in afghanistan had to make do. one part of the strategy was to build small outposts as the u.s. pushed into eastern afghanistan. the location was a trap evident from the moment the uniate rrived in may 2009. what was your first reaction? >> first reaction was i think the same as everybody that stepped foot on that, this is a pretty indefensible spot. >> i thought we were supposed to be on top of a mountain. this is crazy. i mean, that's how i felt, you know. shooting up? but you just, i was there, you know, i can't be like this is stupid. >> reporter: this say part of the called the hindu kush mountain range you're either on or in a valley. in order to be near the local population and near the road combat outpost keating was put at the bottom of three steep mountains. ♪ soldiers had been fatally attacked there before. in 2007, private chris pfeiffer, in 2008, camp commander
schoolgirl shot by the taliban after two big operations. malala was shot by the taliban because she wanted an education. surgeons in birmingham reconstructed her skull and restored her hearing in what may be her final two operations. good to see that she's doing better. >> remarkable young lady. that's for sure. >>> and the latest now on the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. and "american sniper" author chris kyle and his friend at a texas gun range. the suspect also an iraqi war vet apparently suffered from mental health issues and is now on suicide watch. with more on this here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away. but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfortable. this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. >> the suspect
by the taliban. how is hou she is doing following a pair of complicated surgeries. >> chasing at the american dream. are today's teenagers less optimistic than their parents? the answer may surprise you. >> and new details around a deadly terror attack in benghazi. what leon panetta is revealing before leaving his post for good. >> if we are invited we'll have the opportunity to testify. we look forward to it. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm sging the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider i
has inspired millions. malala yousafzai who was shot by the taliban because she said girls should be allowed to go to school is recovering in england this morning after undergoing a major operation to cover part of her shattered stul with a -- with a titanium plate. bob woodruff just spoke exclusively to malala's very proud father. >> my daughter, it was her dream to send all boys and girls to school. i think that one day, her dream will come true. >> and you can see much more of this exclusive interview tonight on "world news" with diane sawyer. i think it's fair to say, george, no girl in the whole world whose dreams are more deserving to come true. >> boy, that sure is, josh. >>> time for "pop news." >> whether you were rooting for the ravens or the niners, everybody was a winner at halftime with beyonce's incredible performance and that costume. i think we can all agree on that, right? this morning, details on the designer, rubin singer who has made many of her show-stopping ensembles. he began working on her look in early december. an early sketch, along with a team of 14 hel
in afghanistan against all odds during a taliban attack. he says u.s. a high honor and a heavy burden. >> i stand here with mixed emotions of both joy and sadness. the joy comes from recognition for us doing our jobs as soldiers on distant battlefields. but it's countered by the constant reminder of the loss of our battle buddies. >> somber man. a somber and serious ceremony. but romesha's just adorable son stole the show with his antics. playing hide and seek with the press. >>> dogs for days, primped pooches strutting to win over judges at the westminster dog show in new york. best in show will be crowned tonight. judges picked winners in four categories, best of sporting, working, and terrier groups coming up today. terriers hope to continue their unfounded dominance at the dog show. >> it's so great. i have never gone in person. >> i have. a lot of times. one of the stories they make you cover again and again and again. >>> ahead this morning, we'll continue to talk about north korea, they say their overnight nuclear test in response to u.s. hostility and that stronger actions could be on the
by the taliban is out of the hospital. this is surgery of her after doctors repaired two operations to repair her skull and hearing. the 15-year-old will continue her rehabilitation at the family's temporary home in england. taliban shot her in the head for speaking out in favor of girl's education. >>> and in other news, boeing is warning customers, their deliveries of 787 dreamliners may be delayed as an investigation continues into problems with the jet's batteries. european carriers and norwegian air say they were told not to expect their fleet on time. the dream liner was grounded for three weeks following problems with battery fires. >>> take a look at this. a high-speed chase ends in a firery crash in california. the car spun out of control and hit a guardrail in the royal hearts section of l.a. officers were chasing a suspected drunk driver who they say was speeding at more than 100 miles an hour. they were able to get him out of the burning car and to the hospit. no word on his condition. 100 miles per hour. >> lucky to be alive. >> lucky to be alive and that he didn't kill anyone. >> li
to us and said they were going to renounce themselves from the taliban. and this is how i believe we win the war, for what it's worth. i believe that by lowering the supporters of the taliban and by that and stopping their freedom of movement, we win the war and stop terrorism. so that's what we were trying to do on this mission. but almost immediately upon entering the village, my team was under attack. it was an ambush, and it was big. it didn't take me long to realize that it wasn't a normal ambush. i've been in quite a few fire fights by this time, but it's like at the first of any fire fight it's kind of like the dust comes in, you try to figure out any situation, the dust comes in, you figure it out, and then your training kicks in, and you just start doing your job after about 10 or 15 minutes. but not in this fight. it was like one thing after another started to fail us. and everything started to fall like a house of cards. everything that we relied on in every other fire fight to support us wasn't happening. it was like our mission was falling quickly like a house of cards. and
to afghanistan shortly after the fall of the taliban. as you know, under the taliban government, little girls weren't allowed to go to school or taught to read and there are penalties for those in privacy and secret to teach them to read. i never been more proud of our government because one of the things the u.s. aid department did was set up reading programs for these little girls, many of them now 13-15, never in their life had a chance to read. i went into this room and it was very crowded and smelly because there was not much running water in afghanistan at the time and was very dirty but here these little girls were learning -- these young women were learning to read and i -- we talked with them through a translator and one of them told me one day when they learned to read, she wanted to write a book. i was at the time writing my book and i said well, is there something i could say on your behalf in my book until you get around to writing yours? and her answer through the translator was immediate. and she said, women should be free to go to work and to go to school and to choose their o
stories making news. good news for the pakistani school girl who narrowly survived a taliban attack last fall. she is say nominee for the nobel peace prize. she was targeted for efforts to promote education. if you have a twitter account, now is a good time to change the password. hackers broke into 250,000 accounts snagging user names and e-mail addresses and passwords. twitter insist that is the site is secure. this weekend marks the 1 understand hundredth anniversary of the grand central terminal. the world's largest train station and also one of new york's popular tourist attracts. happy birthday, grand central. the super bowl takes center stage this weekend down in new orleans and living rooms across this country. last yore's big game was the most watched television event in u.s. history. for the city of new orleans, two big parties to be just what the doctor ordered. nbc's jay gray drew the short straw. le is hanging out in new orleans at the super bowl and then mardi gras back to back in the big easy. how will all the festivities be for the ongoing recovery? >> that's interesting
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are told. >>> in the united kingdom doctors say the pakistani teen activist shot in the head by the taliban is doing well. some good news. this coming after five hours of surgery over the weekend. they say she won't need any more operations. this really is an extraordinary story. malala yousafzai became a symbol of courage after she was attacked for her crusade to educate pakistani girls. doctors say they are pleased with the progress malala is making and we will hear from her in a minute. first we will bring in our chief medical correspondent. sanjay, good to see you. you are of course a neurosurgeon, you have done these types of surgeries before. sometimes in the battlefield, as i recall. explain for us what was involved in replacing this piece of missing bone in her skull. the most extraordinary thing is you have this girl shot in the head, she was so eloquent and speaking so well. tell us how you did this. >> reporter: it's extraordinary on many levels. there are all types of injuries. and certainly neurosurgeons want to know exactly what happened to the brain. what exactly the type of
equipment over the air. and you just happen to be selling to a guy that is taliban-related or whatever. and well, are you exposable because -- i don't know if you're familiar -- >> stephanie: you're losing me. say this again. if you're an american -- in afghanistan? >> caller: correct. say you've got business over there. you're over there selling whatever -- oil rigs, i don't know. but you've got some contact with a known terrorist. i mean how are they -- i know that they've come out and said the press secretary said that you know, we'll limit casualties. we'll try to cut down on casualties. but let's take it -- that it is one of you or me and where are they doing business? we're innocent enough. it just seems -- >> slippery slope. >> fuzzy for me. >> i'm a little bit troubled by the ruling on this. a lot troubled. >> stephanie: here's eric holder yesterday on this. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there is an imminent threat. when capture is not feasible and when we're confident we're doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> you can say tha
thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away in remote villages, you can hear them. like a distant muted chain saw. a dull but deadly roar. villagers describing it this way. the drones are all over my brain. i can't sleep. when they're hovering over us, we're all scared. a reality we seldom see says stanley mcchrystal, the retired general who once ran the military's drone strike program. >> if the threshold gets too low and we're too casual about it, then we'll forget how much scar tissue we have built up in those countries. >> reporter: general mcchrystal believes americans should have the chance to know about these secret drone wars to weigh the benefits and risks. they will have that opportunity when john brennan speaks. martha raddatz, abc news, jerusalem. >> one of the more interesting things in our post 9/11 world. we've seen this debate before, whether it was waterboarding and torture, whether it was abu ghraib, about how far are we willing to go to protect ourselves, if it means compromising our ideals when it comes to due process and civi
support for the taliban. he hoped the bombing would be blamed on anti-government activists and somehow spark a civil war. she expected back in court on wednesday. >>> a parolee who managed to escape from san jose police on wednesday is back in custody this morning. officers found anthony sanchez sleeping inside a stolen truck in san jose about 11:30 thursday night. police say he escaped from officers after being arrested on hillsdale avenue on wednesday. he was able to slip his handcuffs to the front of his body and then took off in a police van. he is now facing auto theft, burglary and drug charges. >>> coming up this morning on "today in the bay," giants fans, are you ready? baseball season almost here, and later this morning, thousands talking thousands, of people will flood the field at at&t park for giants fanfest. one giant star fans may not recognize. that story, plus, more of the morning's top stories coming up on "today in the bay" at 7:00. another local news update for you in just about 30 minutes. so you can see us again at 5:56. for now, it's back to the "today" show. >>>
're leaving it in the hands-of-the-pakistani intelligence, of the taliban, to tell the narrative around why these drone strikes are happening and they are doing it in a way that obviously is painting the united states as a real horrible enemy when in fact that's not the truth, and so i think that there's a whole messaging issue around here that goes beyond president obama's individual legacy and is really about how americans are viewed throughout the world. >> stay right there. when we come back we'll talk about why steven seeingal has been called into the service in the phoenix of desert, seriously. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] does your color have staying power... or just seem to fade away, day by day? don't compromise. new vidal sassoon pro series from the original salon genius. starts vibrant, stays vibrant. precision mix formula saturates each strand for 100% gray coverage. hydrablock conditioner helps fight fade out for up to 8 weeks. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to vibrant color like this. new vidal sassoon pro series
this from a spokesman east of kabul. he says a nato strike killed three taliban commanders who were apparently targeted but also tenan civilians were kille. nato is investigating this claim. >>> valentine's day, yeah? love, flowers for most of us. but in one part of northern india, some radical hindus are angry about it. they are beating up people in the streets. i want to bring in michael holmes to talk about this. just look at this. look at the video, first of all. >> it's amazing. >> all right. so why is this going on? i mean, what's the big deal? what's happening? >> basically what you've got here. these people were in a restaurant, guys and girls in a restaurant having a nice meal. it's coming up to valentine's day. what you're seeing there are elements of -- they're part of a hindu nationalist group there, sort of a militant wing of a militant group if you like. they disapprove of valentine's day. they say that valentine's day is part of the corrosive influence of western imperialism and that it shouldn't go on that it promot promotes -- they drag them out in the streets and c
error. a 7% decline in violence in afghanistan last year, turns out was inaccurate. taliban attacks held steady. and militants killed 17 people overnight, including ten afghan police officers while they slept this in the gazni province in afghanistan. >>> dennis rodman is in north korea, of all places. with three members of the famed harlem globetrotters to put on a show for fans while she film a tv documentary. rodman, known as the worm, tweeting from inside north korea and saying maybe i'll run into the gangnam style dude while i'm here. psy, he is south korean, not north korean. >> a little bit of a problem. >> a big difference. >> i haven't heard the nickname the worm since about 1999. >> rodman, bad as i want to be. >> yet there he is tweeting from north korea. >>> still ahead two days until $85 billion in forced budget cuts go into effect. can congress get past the finger pointing, or is it too late for compromise? we'll speak with steve israel. >>> and business news to discuss too. >> scandal surrounding the vatican as the pope prepares to step down. from accusations of corruption
in afghanistan by the taliban. we went shopping. ladies that the cosmetics counter in the department store came up and said thank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was the first time i thought, hey, they heard me. i knew what ladybird had set of course. host: laura bush in tehran words on the use of first lady -- in her own words. we have all the first ladies in their own words. you can go to the website and see what many people have said about the role of the first lady. that is all on our website, c- span.org \firstladies. this is one from martha washington. host: "steady as a clock, busy as a bee." host: jordan, democratic caller. caller: i love all the first lady's and have loved all the first ladies in all my years. are anothert lady's voice piece for any and every issue that we should be talking about in our country and around the world. they promote any type of legislation or any of the issues that we need to be talking about. they get to use that in one of the most public personas through the media. there is no way any of the presidents of the united states would h
the taliban spokesman on the line. ask how he feels about getting his [ bleep ] kicked. >> sanctuary cities, what do you think? >> i think you have the story almost exactly wrong, my friend. i think we're talking about drunk driving. i hi the hoodie is as much responsible for trayvon martin's death as george zimmerman was. it could be a jewish drunk, it could be a polish drunk, it could be an irish drunk, an italian drunk. what the hell difference does it make -- >> it makes plenty of difference. >> the state department, the cia, does nothing, sends no help. >> it's an absolute misrepresentation. you are a politician needing to make a political point. >> that's a cheap political point and you know it. >> this is justice. >> this has nothing to do with being mayor. >> he's going to fight for the people of new jersey is what we're saying. >> just like that. >> western civilization is in trouble. come on. come on. really. >> seriously. >> really. come on. >> what we didn't show you there was al capone's vault, 1986, a great day for the country. >> great television. great television. >> that wa
in afghanistan. officials are not revealing where it went down. a taliban spokesman claims it crashed in the kapisa province. nato says all crew members survived. no word what caused the crash. >>> we could learn more about what took so long for help to arrival in benghazi on the day of the terrorist attack that left four americans dead. leon panetta and general martin dempsey affect to do testify this morning on capitol hill. last we're panetta said the u.s. didn't have enough time to respond. >>> the man accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve in new york city expected to plead guilty today to terror charges. officials say he tried to blow up a van with 1,000 pounds of explosives outside of that building, but luckily the explosives were fake. part of an f.b.i. sting. he is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and trying to support al-qaeda. >>> hollywood's hottest raising awareness for heart disease. that's megyn kelly strutting her stuff at the red dress fashion show. gabby douglas and jillian michaels and others came out for the cause. >> women and
certificate he convinced that they were going to buy bin laden for us from the taliban. we shouldn't get mired one in one issue, but usama bin laden lived from 1998-2011 largely because we refused as a government to try to kill him when we had the opportunity. >> alisyn: so it was your impression that john brennan was more concerned about somehow angering the saudis than actually finding usama bin laden? >> without a doubt, ma'am, without a doubt. the operation he's talking about, he's judging it not good enough. we took that operation to the special forces command in fort bragg, north carolina. they went over it minutely and said with the material we had to work with they could not do a better job than we had done in putting that together. >> alisyn: given your experience in the cia with john brennan. what do you think of him becoming the head of the cia. i think the bigger picture is more important, he's been deliberately deceitful in describing to the american people the kind of threat we're facing from the islamic world. he has said the term jihad should never be used for the people we're
. malala was shot in the head by the taliban last october in her native pakistan. she was oshot for her outspoken advocacy. >> today i can see that i'm alive. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can see that i'm getting better day by day. >> just an incredible young lady. she also announces the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night he addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians, saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity the same way everyone else doe
, wolf. the taliban are taking credit for an attack on a police outpost in the eastern part of the country. gunman broke in during the night and killed 17 people, shooting them as they slept. ten officers are among the dead. the rest are friends and relatives, who happen to be spending the night in what they thought was a safe place. >>> and now to some business news and a big day on wall street. the dow jones industrials closed at a five-year high and a little under 90 points short of their all-time high. this was the second day of a big rally, sparked by good news from the housing market and upbeat talk from federal reserve chairman, ben bernanke. >>> and the classical music world is mourning today the death of a pianist whose playing brought communist and capitalists together. vann clyburn, a texan, was only 23 years old when he won an international competition in moscow back in 1958 during the height of the cold war. he's considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. he developed bone cancer and died today in texas. he was 78 years old. but had a lot of pe
stories to tell you about. the pakistani school girl shot in the head by the taliban is now recovering after her final surgery in england. doctors say she is in stable condition and is awake talking to staff and members of her family. the 15-year-old was attacked in october while standing up for equal education rights. >>> as the president gets ready to take his gun control plans on the road, the white house releasing this picture of him skeet shooting at camp david. the president looking to gain support for a ban on assault weapons. "fox news sunday" hosts chris wallace said it's another part of the president's proposal that has the best chance of passing. >>> some kind of expansion and possibly even a universal background check. you'd have to go through a background check to make sure that you didn't have a mental health history or a record o, a criminal record. >> the president will be in minneapolis tomorrow pushing his gun control policy. >>> and president obama making changes to his birth control mandate. now some religiously affiliated groups will be able to opt out. the white h
settlement with the taliban parts would that be useful? >> well, first of all i think the terrible bomb blast do underline what i think emphasized throughout the presentation is that terrorism remains one of the most serious threats we face, and this is one of the issues united states and india has worked on closely together. i'm not sure that it could be homegrown terrorism. we have had a number of tax which have been traced to inspiration outside the country i don't know yet. we will have to wait until the investigation reports are being completed. but counterterrorism certainly has attracted the attention of our government at the highest levels. we have developed a number of new mechanisms, both in terms of intelligence, in terms of the coordination between central government and the states because policing the estate subject. and, indeed, for instant checking and working out -- but like every other country, we are on the frontline of terrorism. we perhaps a little more than others, and we need to reinforce our efforts. and we will certainly be hoping to work very closely with our u.s. par
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